Baja Marine Resumes Production on Models from 23′ – 35′

Baja Marine, Inc. ( has resumed production on new boats, as well as offering Elite Service for customers' existing boats, at its facility in Washington, North Carolina. The company announced it will re-introduce three popular offshore models for 2013: the Baja 278 Performance, 30 Outlaw and 35 Outlaw, with exciting new graphics and a full range of Mercury power options. Baja's family-friendly performance boat line also includes the 23 and 26 Outlaw, 247 and 277 Islander models.

"Baja is back in production after a few months' shutdown," said Baja Marine CEO Johnny Walker. "Our customers have been demanding bigger, faster boats with new custom graphics no one has seen before, and that’s what we’re giving them for the new model year." He added, "Baja's Elite Service department also is open for business, tuning and restoring customers' existing performance boats from bow to stern, regardless of their brand." Baja Marine Elite Service also offers repowering, paint, upholstery, set-up and a wide range of other services for performance boats.

Craig Barrie, Baja Marine Vice President of Sales & Marketing, announced that Baja has booked exhibit space on the High Performance Dock at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, in slips HI 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Bahia Mar venue. "We are going to unveil a unique new series for 2013 at the show," he said. "Check our new website at for updates." In addition to displaying new Baja performance boats for consumers at the boat show, Barrie reported that Baja Marine is actively looking to add to its current international network of dedicated Baja dealers.

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